4 Under 40 - Emerging Leaders Award

What is the 4 Under 40 Award?


The AMA 4 Under 40- Emerging Leaders Award honors individuals who have already made significant contributions to the field of marketing and its sub-fields and have demonstrated leadership and continuing service.

Nomination Deadline: April 5, 2019




Candidates who meet the following criteria are eligible for the award:

  • Have consistently demonstrated a commitment to their industry, and the advancement of Marketing in general or any sub-field (e.g., advertising; analytics; brand; channels; digital; insights; etc.).

  • Are passionate leaders who have a high potential for collaboration and success, including leading by example, mentoring, transferring knowledge, taking a risk to achieve a desired outcome and motivating others.

  • Are under 40 years of age at time of nomination

Application Process
Individuals may be nominated by another individual or organization, self-nominated, or nominated from within the American Marketing Association volunteer leadership.   Nominations will close on April 5, 2019.

History of the AMA 4 under 40 Award

The AMA 4 under 40 Emerging Leaders Award was created by the AMA to highlight and celebrate young marketing leaders who are impacting the marketing profession today and who have the potential to shape the future of the industry.


Judging Process

Nominations will be reviewed and winners will be selected by a committee drawn from the advisory councils of the American Marketing Association and/or the AMA Marketing Week Live conference committee.

Recognition and Benefits

Winners will receive a complimentary registration to the 2019 AMA Marke​ting Week Live Conference (Fall 2019) and will be recognized at the event.


Please contact Christine Germino at cgermino@ama.org.

Please click here to learn about previous award recipients

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